What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you look at yourself and point out everything you love?
Or do you focus on the flaws you see and speak unkindly to yourself?
Negative self-talk can rear its ugly head in just a glance in the mirror, but its effects can last for years.
Today you will learn how to use powerful daily affirmations to improve your mindset in minutes.
What are powerful daily affirmations?
Affirmations seem a little woo-woo to some people, but you would be surprised how many successful people use affirmations as part of their daily routines.
An affirmation is simply a short phrase or sentence that focuses on what you want to see or believe in your life.
Many people believe that thoughts create feelings that then dictate actions.
Those actions determine the course of your life.
So, in theory, if you can control your thoughts then you can control your life.
How to use powerful daily affirmations?
Affirmations can be used to help with anything that you are struggling with in your life.
Here are some tips for how to get started with affirmations:
- Choose an affirmation that focuses on the specific area of struggle.
- Repeat this affirmation to yourself multiple times throughout the day.
- Create a routine around saying your affirmation for example — when you brush your teeth, at stoplights, at commercial breaks, before going to bed.
- Try to incorporate deep breathing with these affirmations to help put yourself into a more receptive state.
Why using any affirmation you find online is terrible advice
One of the biggest tips on using affirmations is to make them relevant and believable.
Choose an affirmation that resonates with you and that you find believable — not just any affirmation you find online.
An affirmation such as “I’m the king of the world” is going to get some pushback from that little voice in your head.
But one like “I am grateful for the people I have in my life” is going to feel a lot more reasonable if you are working on gratitude.
How to use powerful daily affirmations for anxiety
Anxiety is something that everyone has dealt with to some extent in their lives.
Affirmations can be very helpful in situations where you feel out of control.
Using affirmations such as “I am in control of my life” or “I feel calm, cool, and collected” while taking deep breaths to the count of 3 on the inhale and 6 on the exhale can help to de-escalate your nervous system.
How to use powerful daily affirmations for weight loss
Our personal body weight is an area where many feel out of control.
Using affirmations to help focus on body positivity, instead of just losing weight, can help to get you into the mindset to achieve your goals.
Affirmations such as “I love and accept my body just as it is” or “I am the healthiest version of myself” can help you to feel better about your body.
How to create your own powerful daily affirmations
The key to a good affirmation is that it applies to you, so creating your own affirmations is the best way to get the most out of them.
Here are a few things to remember when creating your own affirmations:
- Make them positive
- Make them in present time
- Think about your goals
- Start with “I”
Let’s get our powerful daily affirmations on
So what’s your next step?
Choose an affirmation each week to focus on.
Write it on multiple sticky notes and put them around your house, heck, even in your car so that you can see it throughout the day.
Every time you see that sticky note, repeat the phrase to yourself five times.
Pretty soon you are going to start replacing the negative self-talk with these powerful daily affirmations and you will see improvements in all areas of your life.
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